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    Calgary Flames' Mason Raymond Will play Saturday

    Raymond will be in the Flames' lineup Saturday against the Canucks, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 the FAN reports.Raymond was a healthy scratch for Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Canucks, so it appears as though the Flames are slotting him into the lineup in an attempt to shake things up after such an ugly result. Raymond registered 23 points (12 goals, 11 assists) in 57 games with Calgary last season.

  • Clears waivers, back in Calgary

    News: Mason Raymond cleared waivers and was back on the ice with Calgary on Tuesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.
    Analysis: Mason Raymond comes with a bit of a price tag for his skill set at this point of his career, so teams passed on him. He may actually stay in Calgary for now due to injuries, but being placed on waivers doesn't show a lot of confidence in how much ice time he'll receive.
  • Placed on waivers Monday

    News: Mason Raymond was placed on waivers Monday, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: The Mason Raymond signing hasn't done much for Calgary, as he was a healthy scratch at times last year and apparently hasn't impressed in preseason either. He will join AHL Stockton if he clears waivers.
  • Absent from practice Monday

    News: Mason Raymond (undisclosed) didn't take part in practice Monday, NHL.com's Aaron Vickers reports.
    Analysis: It isn't clear what kind of ailment the 30-year-old winger is dealing with, but for now he can be considered day-to-day. His status for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Canucks is currently up in the air.
  • Will he move into scoring role?

    News: Mason Raymond could get bumped up into a scoring situation now that Joe Colborne (thumb) will start the season on IR.
    Analysis: Hey -- we're not big on him either, but he does have a tendency to come out of the blocks fast. He'd be a risky play, as he's often as cold as he is warm, but there are some formats where he might help.
  • Flames' Raymond Skates Alone

    News: Mason Raymond (undisclosed) skated by himself Monday, Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald reports.
    Analysis: Mason Raymond was reportedly injured in Saturday's preseason contest against the Canucks, and was not able to finish the game as a result. The injury isn't believed to be particularly serious, so Raymond can be considered day-to-day. The 30-year-old veteran winger is expected to assume a bottom-six role with the Flames this season.
  • Calgary's Raymond Grabs Assist

    News: Mason Raymond registered a helper Thursday in a 3-1 win against the Kings.
    Analysis: After a rough stretch in December and January, Mason Raymond has picked up his production a bit. He does have four points in his last eight games, but that's about as good of scoring as you're going to get from him.
  • Calgary's Raymond Scores In Victory

    News: Mason Raymond tallied his 12th goal of the season Friday in a 5-2 win against Detroit.
    Analysis: Mason Raymond has a pair of points in three games since returning from paternity leave. He will provide bursts of offense, but you will have to deal with the droughts as well.
  • Flames' Raymond Joins Team In Philadelphia

    News: Mason Raymond (paternity) joined the team in Philadelphia, making him a likely candidate to play Tuesday against the Flyers, Scott Cruickshank reports.
    Analysis: Mason Raymond left the team briefly on paternity leave, as his wife brought new life into the world Thursday in the form of a baby girl. He has rejoined the Flames, however, which likely indicates he will play again Tuesday.
  • Flames' Raymond To Miss Another Game

    News: Mason Raymond (paternity) will not return to the Flames in time for Friday's game against the Islanders, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
    Analysis: Mason Raymond and his wife welcomed the birth of his daughter Thursday morning, so the forward will spend the next few days with his family. He's expected to rejoin the Flames in Philadelphia for Tuesday's game.